Linked by Kevin Russo on Tue 7th Dec 2004 06:19 UTC
Geek stuff, sci-fi... Geek is defined by Dictionary.com as 'A person who is single-minded or accomplished in a scientific or technical pursuit'. Many of us either acknowledge ourselves as computer geeks or are labeled by Friends, Family, and/or Colleagues as the such. This is not a condescending statement and should not be taken in a negative connotative way. It is in fact an admiration of our technical skills and abilities.
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Re: tech support
by Jim on Tue 7th Dec 2004 07:28 UTC

I find in the event I have a question on something and ask someone on the internet either, the question is hard enough that nobody answers it, or the question is not hard enough that they are a jerk about answering it.

The last time I had a question I was trying to get a console connection to my router and I didn't know the bits per second and flow control values, so I asked in #cisco.

I was kicked, then banned for rejoining. Maybe 5 minutes later I figured out the setting, figured out the problem (mem shortage) flashed a new IOS image, reloaded, and was good to go.

If I have a question, it is rare that I bother asking, I find it much easier to simply put fourth the research to figure it out myself.

I find that big egos create short tempers also. Ask someone with a big ego a question they don't know and see how negative their response is.